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Govt should withdraw hike in DAP & NPK prices: Selja

Govt should withdraw hike in DAP & NPK prices: Selja

HARYANA: Attacking the BJP government for the increase in the prices of DAP and NPK, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee president Kumari Selja said the increase in the rates of DAP and NPK is unbearable for the farmers and demanded that government should withdraw it with immediate effect.

In a statement here on Thursday, the HPCC chief said that the price of 50 kg DAP fertilizer has been increased by 58.33 per cent and now priced at Rs 1900 and similarly, the rate of 50 kg bag of NPK has been hiked by up to Rs 615. The prices of DAP and NPK have doubled in the last seven years. She reminded that earlier the bag of urea used to be 50 kg, the prices of which were increased and the weight was reduced to 45 kg.

Selja said that the increase in the prices of DAP and NPK is another step of this government towards ruining the farmers.

“Today, when farmers are agitating against three agriculture laws, in the meantime, increasing the prices of DAP and NPK exposes the cruel face of this government. This shows that this government has nothing to do with interests of farmers,” the Congress leader said.

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